Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Banner

Now that I decided to try to be more active in posting to my blog, I also decided to "jazz" it up a bit. The standard templates are a bit boring for a blog that expresses my creative side. So I spent some time in Adobe Photoshop tonight and came up with what you see at the top. I also searched the forums over as splitcoaststampers and found a link to a great blogger design resource.

Here is a link to the resource Tips for New Bloggers.

I also changed some of the colors to match my banner colors. I wanted to keep it kind of simple, yet me. We'll see how long this one lasts. I'll probably play with a little more in a week or two. :)

Well, I guess it is time for sleep. Hopefully I can stamp tomorrow and post something.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Birthday Gifts

My grandma turned 92 on the 21st. I was planning to make a special card, but my mom also suggested making a frame to put in a picture of myself and my sister. She doesn't have any current pictures of me or my sister because I take most of the pictures and can't take them of myself and my sister doesn't allow anyone to take her picture. So we went to my mom's house on Sunday and she took a picture of the two of us together for the frame. Here is the frame without our picture. I used a cute white square frame I picked up from Ikea a few years ago. I used Basic Grey Blush paper to cover the frame front and then added prima flowers and rhinestones to really bling it up!! The stamped flower & sentiment is from Gina K's Comfort and Peace set.

I also made a cute little card with the Owl Always Love You set {also from Gina K}. She has such cool stamps. The sentiment is from her set You Know Your Old When. And on the inside I stamped the sentiment
"everything hurts - and what doesn't hurt doesn't work."
When I read it to my grandma, she said she must not be old then. Which is funny because she doesn't really get around too much and I assumed that was because things hurt or don't work. I stamped the background with some clear stamps from the dollar bin at ACMoore {Studio G, I believe}.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Perfect Weather for Stamping

Well the weather is gorgeous here and perfect for spending some time creating. I decided to catch up on some challenges on SCS and upload some cards a created in the month or two. Before I get back to stamping I thought I would add an entry here with a card I made for the Color Challenge from this past Tuesday. I never use Kraft card stock, but I love it with Soft Sky and Basic Black. I also love this bird set from Inkadinkadoo. They are all so beautiful. So here it is:

Monday, June 09, 2008

Father's Day Project

Here is a cute little coupon book to make for Father's Day.

I created the inside pages using Microsoft Publisher. The first page contains a scripture from the Bible that tells us to serve others as if we were serving the Lord. Very good words to remember. The second page is a sample of one of the coupons. The coupon can be customized by writing on the first line what it can be used for and the second line is to sign you name.